the GOP


: the Republican Party of the U.S.
longtime members of the GOP
often used as GOP before another noun
a GOP governorattending the GOP convention

Note: GOP is an abbreviation of "Grand Old Party."

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The president wants to focus on the impact of the GOP’s likely spending cuts; McCarthy wants to portray Biden as childish for not negotiating. Josh Boak, Fortune, 1 May 2023 DeSantis, who is seen as a leading candidate to be the GOP’s presidential nominee, and legislators moved quickly to remove the company’s self-governing status. Hannah Sampson, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2023 In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem, who is considered a rising star in the GOP, is a supporter for a complete elimination of her state’s sales tax on groceries. John Sharp, al, 17 Apr. 2023 While Democrats run the Senate floor on account of their 51-49 majority, Republicans are using various tools to force votes on issues dear to the GOP, over the opposition of Senate Democratic leaders and President Biden. Eric Bazail-eimil,, 15 Apr. 2023 Biden’s threat to veto the measure — known as a disapproval resolution — is likely to puncture the GOP’s hopes of rejecting another piece of D.C. legislation, the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Act. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 But the GOP’s new parental rights strategy must be understood in historical context: in the past, similar tactics were used to delegitimize the choices minors were making and create an opening wedge to attack the rights of adults who make those same choices. Mary Ziegler, CNN, 30 Mar. 2023 At several points, Trump criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to run for president and is seen as his strongest potential challenger for the GOP nomination. Jill Colvin, Michelle L. Price, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2023 His candidacy for the GOP nomination wasn’t competitive. Salena Zito, Washington Examiner, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The GOP.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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